Hydrogen – The key to clean energy
With the UK net zero target set at 2050 and 31% of household emissions currently coming from central heating, the industry needs to look at the bigger picture of how to heat our homes.
Hydrogen is the key to the green industrial revolution for transport but most importantly, heating. Our preferred partner Vaillant for instance pride themselves in being at the forefront of technology and are already developing hydrogen boilers meaning both of us are on our way to emission free heating solutions. Samsian, are gas leading engineers in Sevenoaks.
What is Hydrogen and Where Does It Come From?
Hydrogen can be obtained from a wide variety of substances, but above all, from water which the earth has an abundance making it a secure energy for the future. Hydrogen has another decisive advantage: It is a climate-friendly and, when producing green hydrogen, it is even a climate-neutral energy carrier.
The only by-products of green hydrogen are oxygen and water.
Hydrogen is capable of lifting the space shuttle and will keep planes in the air for hours, so it is more than capable of heating our homes.
Hydrogen can be obtained from different substances, especially water. And we have an unlimited source of water on earth.
It can be a fuel or a coolant, generate electricity and heat. And it has even more potential in the future.
Along with Oxygen, hydrogen is the main component of water. It is a very light gas with the chemical formula H2 and has a huge potential to make the transition to a carbon-neutral energy supply.
Hydrogen does not naturally occur in its pure form. It needs to be produced. There are different ways of doing this, the most common terms to describe the way of production are green, blue and grey production – depending of the amount of CO2 emissions during the production process.
Green Hydrogen is considered the fuel of the future, for a simple reason: a zero carbon emission process. Green Hydrogen is efficient and 100% sustainable. Experts calculated that a change from grey to green hydrogen will already save 830 million tonnes of CO2 that are emitted annually. In the UK, green hydrogen is the aim but to begin with, there will be a mix of blue and green hydrogen.
Source vaillant.co.uk August 2021